Now that the spring months are upon us, it is time to spend some quality time with the exterior of your home. Roofing damages caused in the winter months can cause serious problems to the structure of your home resulting in high costs to fix growing problems.
Roof replacement, installation and maintenance can be one of the most expensive remodeling projects on your home. Since your roof is your shelter, protection and stability from the external environment, you want to ensure that you hire a quality-roofing contractor who will be able to choose the correct material, product and installation process for your home.
In today’s world, the time it takes to do roof maintenance can take weeks, if not months, as well as creates more work for the homeowner when it comes to scheduling a contractor and paying the maintenance bill.
To avoid this type of situation, you can schedule annual or semi-annual preventive roof maintenance programs to stay abreast on the durability of your roof and keep your home safe from outside damages.
By enlisting in a roof maintenance program (with a local, Vancouver roofing contractor) you can avoid these types of damages that plague homes everywhere.
Loss of Support
Standing snow, puddles and ice can cause serious damage to your roof as well as become a safety issue for your family. If a sagging roof is not properly identified and replaced, your home will be at risk of an entire collapse.
Without a regularly scheduled roof maintenance program, most homeowner’s roofs’ suffer from a problem called “flashing,” which can be caused by strong wind and other weather events. Flashing causes the seams and laps of the roofing material to open, leaving the untreated part of the roof exposed to the elements. Research shows that the main cause for roof leaking is flashing.
Extreme Weather Damage
Roofing material is designed to be able to withstand severe weather related events. However, in the case of a severe hurricane or tornado, your roof will become a serious risk factor, therefore, it is important to have them checked by a professional after this type of weather incident hits your area.
After choosing the right material and products for your roof, it is important that you are proactive and keep up with any maintenance required. A roofing maintenance program is the easiest way to ensure that your roof is in top shape, and your home and family are being protected.